04 February 2011

Real, unedited drafts of a "Coming Out" letter

Mother, father, brother (deep sigh),
I have something to say. This is not exactly easy for me. But it’s something I have to say. I’m gay. And I don’t care what you think. I really don’t.

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Mom, dad, and Daniel,

I have something I have to say. This is something I need to say: I’m gay. But I think that me actually saying it is a lot more, is the right thing to do instead of pretending like it doesn’t exist. So, now we know we don’t have to pretend it’s not there. But, this is only one small part of it me. And it should not impact any part of our family dynamic (not that there is one)

Thank you.

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Mom, Dad, and DJ,

There is something I need to say.

I have something I need to say.

I have something I have to say.

I’m gay. Now some of you may or may not have already of known but I need to say it. I need you know and that nothing is going to change. Not the way we treat each other or how we act toward one another. Besides unless you’re kicking one out of the family I don’t give a fuck what you think anyway. You’ll just have to accept it as a small part of who I am. Which I think you already do.

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Dear Mom, Dad, and Daniel
I have something I need to say to all of you. This is something that has been on my mind and I am finally comfortable enough talking about. I am gay. This maybe something that some of you may or may not have already known but now I’m saying it and that is important to me. So shut and be happy for me.

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Mom, Dad, Daniel,
I have something that has been on my mind and I am finally ready and feel I need to tell you all…I’m gay; this may come as a shock to some. Not a shock to others.

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Mom, Dad, Daniel,

I have something that I need to say.

This is something that has been on my mind for quite awhile and I am finally comfortable enough with myself to actually be talking about it. Mom, Dad, DJ, I’m gay. To some this may come as a surprise. To some it may not. But most importantly I’m actually comfortable with myself. A radical concept for me. But don’t feel bad! Let’s run down the list of famous gays Freddy Mercury, David Sedaris, Nathan Lane, Abraham Lincoln, Shakespeare, Hitler, Dr. Seuss, Charles Manson, John Waters, I could be famous!

Point on conversation: Practice makes perfect.

- Grant Canyon

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